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Old 12-29-2010, 07:40 PM   #26
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THis is my dads plan if he was remotely rich: pull out the lovely TR3A engine w/ mosh gear box and stick in a duratech V6 W/ automatic and AC... I say corvette engine which has been done before but only on the +8 morgans.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:55 AM   #27
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:11 PM   #28
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another day of what I call progress, slow but progress. Like I said before, this wont be a fast build.

I went and picked up the block from Jon (swiftjustice44) were he put the block in a giant parts cleaner/ washing machine and stopped by the machine shop to get a price for decking and getting new valve guides put in.



When I got back home I attempted to tap the oil return and this **** happens to me


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Old 12-30-2010, 10:14 PM   #29
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back it out with a screwdriver. Nothing that cannot be recovered. then try again!
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:15 PM   #30
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Are you sure it's pre-drilled to the correct size?
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:20 PM   #31
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Are you sure it's pre-drilled to the correct size?
3/4" hole, even though the tap says 45/64th holes

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back it out with a screwdriver. Nothing that cannot be recovered. then try again!
I got it out no problem.. Ive been using this tap for a month now.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:40 PM   #32
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It seems to me when I tapped my block, i had to drill out the hole the rest of the way.....its like where the seal rides is a good hole, but it gets to small down low.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:43 PM   #33
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It seems to me when I tapped my block, i had to drill out the hole the rest of the way.....its like where the seal rides is a good hole, but it gets to small down low.
I made sure this time that I drilled all the way through the blank bunk and wall. The tap started off really easy then just stopped. Any thoughts for tomorrow when I try again with a new one?
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:48 PM   #34
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I made sure this time that I drilled all the way through the blank bunk and wall. The tap started off really easy then just stopped. Any thoughts for tomorrow when I try again with a new one?
ATF and walk it in back and forth, about 1/8 turn at a time.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:14 PM   #35
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ATF and walk it in back and forth, about 1/8 turn at a time.
i use wd40
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:02 AM   #36
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Great Job another texas build
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:38 AM   #37
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:50 PM   #38
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its kinda hard to break a tap that big be careful bud dont reef on them. turn 1/4 to 1/2 turn and back it out keep doing that to clear the shavings so it doesnt jam up. cast iron is pretty easy to tap compared to small taps with thick aluminum.
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:40 PM   #39
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its kinda hard to break a tap that big be careful bud dont reef on them. turn 1/4 to 1/2 turn and back it out keep doing that to clear the shavings so it doesnt jam up. cast iron is pretty easy to tap compared to small taps with thick aluminum.
Now I'm at the point were I need a breaker bar to man handle 1/4 of a turn. If I can get hold of a proper 12 point socket I'll use my impact gun
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Old 01-03-2011, 05:57 PM   #40
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Now I'm at the point were I need a breaker bar to man handle 1/4 of a turn. If I can get hold of a proper 12 point socket I'll use my impact gun
Something is wrong if you are putting that much effort into it.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #41
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Yes, all that is not necessary if the hole is drilled out and you are using some cutting fluid.
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:24 PM   #42
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If I can get hold of a proper 12 point socket I'll use my impact gun
Hope you're joking, or bought a 6-pack of taps.
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:42 PM   #43
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Something is wrong if you are putting that much effort into it.
The 6 point socket was slipping around the corners of the tap, a 12 point will hold like my wrench is doing. Just need a little more leverage and that was it.


and now She is tapped and all I need now is that squirter kit from John V whenever he finally answers my pm
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:51 PM   #44
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why do you not machine the block for Volvo squirters?
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:59 PM   #45
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are you an IATSE member? Just noticed the sticker in the back window.......

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Old 01-03-2011, 09:08 PM   #46
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and now She is tapped and all I need now is that squirter kit from John V whenever he finally answers my pm
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:10 PM   #47
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Well... it is a tapered tap... how far you run the tap in will depend on the fitting you're using. Have you tried installing the fitting yet? If you spin the tap in too far, the threads will end up too large for the hole.
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Old 01-03-2011, 09:52 PM   #48
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why do you not machine the block for Volvo squirters?
You want to pay for it?

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Well... it is a tapered tap... how far you run the tap in will depend on the fitting you're using. Have you tried installing the fitting yet? If you spin the tap in too far, the threads will end up too large for the hole.
Ive run the tap about half way and this is the first time ive had this issue before. But all is well now
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:43 PM   #49
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News flash Not. I found out what the problem was. When I drilled the final size out with my step bit I seemed to get it off track a little and it didnt quite follow the line so there was a slight notch sticking out now allowing the tap to continue. Took the dremel out and fixed that.

So now I wonder how the other tap broke when it wasnt even touching that notch..
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:07 PM   #50
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